Telcel AMERICA Empowers Latino Students At San Diego Community Housing Corporation Apartments With Complimentary Smartphones And Airtime "Movilizacion Escolar" selects SDCHC as partner in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO: 

Telcel AMERICA, a new prepaid wireless service in the U.S. offering the latest Android and other phones, has partnered with San Diego Community Housing Corporation (SDCHC) in a grassroots initiative to provide the latest smartphones to Latino students and make it easier for them to stay in contact with friends and family members in the United States and Mexico. The program will help bridge communication between family and friends as well as keep students in touch with everything that matters most to them.  



WHAT:

Through a proprietary program called Movilizacion Escolar con Telcel America, (Mobilizing Scholars with Telcel AMERICA), the company will provide 55 Samsung Galaxy Precedent™ phones at no charge to Hispanic students residing at SDCHC apartments, and is also providing three months of complimentary airtime which includes unlimited domestic local and long distance calling and unlimited calls to landlines in Mexico. The students will also enjoy unlimited SMS and data, as well as mobile-to-mobile calling from the U.S. to Mexico. After three months, the students can decide to continue with the prepaid service.



WHEN: 

Please join SDCHC VP of Community Development Kimberly Paul along with special guest National City Mayor Ron Morrison, students and representatives of Telcel AMERICA at a press conference on Tuesday, March 26 at 3:30 PM to announce the first recipients of phones in San Diego via the Movilizacion Escolar con Telcel AMERICA program.



WHERE:     

PARK VILLAS APARTMENT
817 ETA ST.
NATIONAL CITY, CA
* Parking available for media




CAMERA CREW AND PHOTOGRAPHER SET UP TIME IS 3:00 PM

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Telcel AMERICA (http://www.telcelamerica.com/) is a new prepaid wireless service in the U.S. offering the latest Android and other phones, with plans providing unlimited local and long-distance calling in the U.S., and unlimited calling to landlines in Mexico. Telcel AMERICA also offers unlimited SMS and data, as well as mobile-to-mobile calling from the U.S. to Mexico. Telcel AMERICA's service is provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc., the leading "no-contract" cellular service provider in the U.S. with over 23 million subscribers. 

SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY HOUSING CORPORATION
Since its inception, SDCHC has developed over 14 million dollars worth of homeownership projects for local residents. SDCHC owns and operates 1,483 multi-family units, acquired and rehabilitated 79 single-family homes, and over 5,000 families benefit from the Family Learning Centers. The organization is recognized for developing, preserving, and maintaining quality housing developments that support individuals, families, and neighborhoods in reaching their fullest potential. SDCHC's mission is to: increase, preserve, and improve quality, affordable housing opportunities for working families.

Park Villas Apartments has a Family Learning Center on site that offers services such as computer access, after school tutoring and job search assistance. The property demographics are approximately 77% Hispanic of low to moderate income.

Contacts:




Joe Ramirez 

Kimberly Paul, MFS

For Movilizacion Escolar con Telcel AMERICA 

Vice President of Community Development

(786) 210-0985 

San Diego Community Housing Corporation

jramirez@marcamiami.com 

619-876-4222 ext 242


khp@ots-sdchc.org

SOURCE Telcel AMERICA



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